The videos for Anna Wise’s songs (“BitchSlut,” “Go,” “Coconuts“), including those off her recently released The Feminine: Act II, have helped bring the storytelling in her music to another level. That continues with her latest visual, “Balance In All.”
In the self-directed video (just like all the others), Wise runs through the forest and to the edge of the country while singing about the precious nature and beauty of life. Wise told a story to Stereogum about why she headed to the wooded areas of Northern California for the video:
“I grew up in Northern California close to what I call the ocean forest. My family would often visit Muir Woods. There are trees so big there you can’t wrap your arms around them. On these family trips I’d sneak off into a private corner of nature and sing to the Redwoods. I felt completely isolated in my private nature nook, although my mom always had an eye on me. I fell in love with the dense green and became acquainted with silence. I’d lie still and watch nature reveal itself to me. The faint smell of salt water reminded me the Pacific Ocean was just beyond the foliage curtain. It wasn’t until I moved to Brooklyn that I realized I grew up in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and I began to miss it terribly. Recently, I had a chance to return home. I felt drawn to document where I first felt wild and free as a child. ‘Balance In All’ is a tribute to the ecstatic healing powers of nature, the natural anti-depressant of fresh air and bird songs, and the cleansing power of the ocean.”
Watch the video below.